Here’s how I made the scissor blade, the first one in the post. It’s very similar when it comes to cut the sword and add layers of foam board to reproduce the shape, but the Snow Siren is a lot bigger. Maybe some posts in there should help you too. And I used paper mache for my MH instead of plaster (there’s a texture).
I don’t have any blueprints… I sketched the concept and the sword on paper, calculating the length and other stuff, but it’s pretty illegible.. I had to think a lot about where it has to be thicker and stuff. The only models of Snow Siren I had were the tiny picture on the wiki plus the model in the actual game, that was also pretty small.
But the great response from the internet community makes me think I should get into it more and maybe try to sell my weapons online, help by making blueprints and models. I still have one year of school, maybe after!
I did not start to make armor or outfits, maybe I’ll try to work on one in the future, so I don’t have any advice about it..
Wow thank you so much, there’s actually someone who asked me the same thing, you should find the post here. There are also some posts about the making of the scissor blade and some tips!
Since yesterday, there were so many good reactions on tumblr, I think I’m going to post the progress of my next weapons in there, that should be the scythe for Dead Master from BRS, my next cosplay. :)
- The exacto knife is essential + foam boards, the size you need.
- When you’ll have to stick the pieces of foamboard together, I suggest you use double-sided tape instead of hot glue, because this create a certain gap between the pieces…
- I painted my sword with acrylic.
- For stability, the best is to start with a basic 2d shape of the weapon and create the thickness by adding layers on both sides. This base should not be made of many pieces (1 or 2 pieces. 1 being the best for a strong longsword).
- I don’t know what else I could say… There’s also this video, the person used a technique very similar to mine and it helped me a lot when crafting my sword :) Maybe she’ll explain it better than me since I’m not so confident in talking in english!
- And don’t be afraid if it gets messy just like this!! (I wish I had a big table so I don’t work on the ground.. ouch the back pains I got…)
Thank you very much for your interest :)
Here’s a (accurate I hope) step by step of the crafting!
Be sure to read the descriptions under each pictures.
I used big foam boards / foam core and yeah, I stacked pieces until I get the right shape.
+ : I actually don’t have any pictures of it, but after I was done carving the foam, I spread paper mache all over it so it has a nice texture and the sword’s pieces hold together better.